On Fri, 25 Nov 2011 18:55:15 Sebastian Hilbert wrote:
On Friday, November 25, 2011 02:05:11 AM Simon Slater wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Nov 2011 07:02:42 susmit shannigrahi wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Thanks for your interest.
> > We are still lacking contributors so your help is appreciated.
> > Fedora Medical is still not available in a spin form, however, you
> > can find the packages:
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=673841
> > Thanks.
> Specifically what sort of work is left to be done? Is there a to-do
> with progress etc?
> I am no coder, but may be able to do some things, or get an employee to
> do some. With 100 things to do, 101 doesn'tmake much difference I
> suppose ...
Dependending on what impact you would like to make there are many aspects
if you want to target administrators: make it possible to install software
available already. In other words provide packages for as many software
proeducts in this field as possible. The more software packages are there
the more attractive any distribution will be to the enduser. There has
been great effort to get this started
I have sat in on a Fedora-Classroom on packaging so I know a bit about what is
involved, but never done it.
if you want to target developers: find ways to make the platform
attractive. Create and maintain any environment and infrastructe plus
workflow where potential packagers and developers will get started
quickly. Most of the time this involves collecting ressources available
already and making them available in one central space (webpage and
Am working on getting web sites up and running for our business, so may be of
help here, but again have never done it before.
if you want to target endusers:
solicit feedback from endusers who do not even know there is software for
them available. Make them aware of the platform and software. Get the word
out. Ask them which software they would like most and put priority on
getting this packaged. Create an easy to use test environment. Provide
Fedora spins, videos, vmware images - anything that will enable a user to
testdrive your "product" without getting turned away by complex technical
I will be going to a conference of the top 10% of veterinary clinics in the
country in a couple of weeks and know a few medicos, so may be of help there.
But if you really want to make a difference for healthcare put effort into
getting people from different distributions together to share their work.
Currently we are duplicating work in Debian-med, Fedora-medical and
openSUSE- medical. What a waste of human ressources.
Any common forums existing at the moment?
GNU/Linux definetly needs one common packages format.
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